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Why Did You Do What You Did? Supermajority Tax Vote – Dave’s Diary

Hi, Dave Ettl here to address the many questions posed to me about the city council's NO vote on the 2/3 supermajority for tax increases.  Why did we do what we did?  One more time, speaking for myself, I'm happy to explain

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FDA Announces Stricter Guidelines For Sun Screens
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Jobs…With Benefits — Dave’s Diary

My “other” job is being a Yakima City Councilmember and we have spent quite a bit of time recently talking about salary AND benefits for city employee unions.  Boy can those benefits add up!  How about your benefits package?  Can you even call it a “package”? Me neither.

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Time is Precious–How do You Spend Yours? – Dave’s Diary

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Getting Older? Don’t Worry, Be Happy! — Dave’s Diary

It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining, my tummy if full and I must say I feel pretty happy.  Still, what makes me happy may not make you happy. In fact, although it is one of the simplest emotions, happiness can be hard to explain

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San Francisco Seeks To License Professional Dog Walkers
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High Price of Pet Ownership Could Trigger a Fur Ball – Dave’s Diary

What price loyalty? What price friendship? What price love?  Well, try this checkbook on for size.  You could buy 72 Mona Lisa’s…or… 10 nuclear reactors…or… just over one Bill Gates for what Americans spend on their pets.

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Clarkston Man Found Naked In Street With Penis Cut Off

Earlier this morning, a Clarkston, Washington man was found lying naked in the middle of the street.

It gets weirder...

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To Get that Dream Job Think We Not Me -Dave’s Diary

With unemployment still running around 7 and a half percent, the last thing you want is to miss out on the job for which you are a perfect fit.  But wait.  That person across the waiting room coffee table is a perfect fit too! Now what?  What if THEY get your job? 

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Free Music and Movies Back in Yakima Parks This Summer

Three great Yakima summer traditions that offer free, family-friendly entertainment in three of Yakima’s parks have returned for another season this year.

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Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire
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Top Ten Most Stressful Jobs in America

That which does not kill you makes you strong, right?  Perhaps, but stress CAN kill and there are some jobs that are clearly more stressful than others. Like the job you do when people are shooting at you!

Enlisted military soldiers have the dubious honor of holding the most stressful job of all

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America’s Pastime is the Glue That Holds Couples Together – Dave’s Diary

She loves the Texas Rangers, for some reason you still support the Mariners.  Awkward, right?  You both live in Seattle and so you are definitely headed for divorce, right?  Maybe not so fast.  A study from the University of Denver shows couples who live in cities with pro baseball teams are up to 28% less likely to divorce than those who don't

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